As stated in section 4.1, the Plan will inform the federal, provincial and local governments, forest companies, other resource users including tourist operators and third parties as to how the Hupacasath will manage their lands and resources. Implementation of the Plan is seen as a collaborative process.
The Hupacasath will implement the Plan with others who are willing to share their vision and enter into agreements as to how lands and resources will be planned, managed and used. The following describes how the Hupacasath will implement the plan with those who share their vision for land and resource management.6.1 Implementation With Governments
While the Hupacasath hold aboriginal rights and title to the lands and resources within their territory the federal and provincial government asserts Crown title over the same land and resources. The Hupacasath will recognize this asserted Crown title through a government to government land use planning process that respects their rights and title and land use governance systems.
A government to government protocol will contain the following components:
Prior to any resource development within Hupacasath territory the developer will sign an agreement with the Hupacasath that:
The Hupacasath intend to have Consultation Protocols in place with all land and resource planners and users including companies, governments, etc. The following defines the Hupacasath Consultation Protocol policy.
A jointly designed and signed protocol is a demonstration of the parties’ commitment to the process of consultation. The purpose of a protocol is to have a clear, transparent, consistent, good faith based process that will:
The Land Use Plan will assist the Hupacasath Natural Resource Manager in identifying which areas get which degree of consultation. This will be done by aligning values, zones or management objectives with different degrees of consultation. The degrees of consultation yield different results and address land and resource concerns, accommodation, consent and compensation.